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Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Complete Lymph Node Dissection for Melanoma.

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Summary of "Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Complete Lymph Node Dissection for Melanoma."

The main surgical treatment for invasive malignant melanoma consists of wide surgical and examination of the sentinel node and in selected cases complete lymph node dissection. The aim of this review is to present data for the optimal surgical management of patients with malignant melanoma.

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Name: Current oncology reports
ISSN: 1534-6269
Pages: 54

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